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  Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the UK
Dictionary of English slang and colloquialisms of the UK English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom
If you are unable to immediately find the term you are looking for, try the slang search.
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www.peevish.co.uk /slang   (262 words)

  
  Slang of the Fifties
Slang has always been the province of the young.
The Sixties, with its drug and protest culture to draw from, would be slang heaven.
In the Slang Dictionary below, I have tried to indicate which group used a term or at least it's derivation, if warranted.
www.fiftiesweb.com /fashion/slang.htm   (283 words)

  
  Slang - LoveToKnow 1911
The slang word is a deliberate substitute for a word of the vernacular, just as the characters of a cipher are substitutes for the letters of the alphabet, or as a nickname is a substitute for a personal name.
Such words share with slang the characteristic that they are ordinarily employed only in intentional defiance of propriety; they differ from it in being really part of the original vernacular, and not of an artificial vocabulary which is substituted for it.
A peculiar growth of the 19th century is the so-called "back slang," current chiefly among London costermongers, which is a cryptic j argon formed by pronouncing words backwards, as in ecilop or slop for "police," "eno dunop and a flah," one pound and a half, thirty shillings.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Slang   (4080 words)

  
  Slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slang is the non-standard or non-dialectal use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language.
Slang terms are often particular to a certain subculture, such as musicians, skateboarders, and drug users.
Slang is distinguished from jargon, the technical vocabulary of a particular profession, as jargon is (in theory) not used to exclude non-group members from the conversation, but rather deals with technical peculiarities of a given field which require a specialized vocabulary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slang   (1138 words)

  
 Slang St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Slang is unconventional, hard-hitting, metaphorical language that is colloquial,; sometimes vulgar, and always innovative--nothing registers change in cultural thought faster or more dramatically than slang.
Slang is generated from any number of specific language communities or subgroups: jazz musicians,; college students, narcotics addicts, immigrants, the military, show business, street gangs, etc. From each of these sometimes overlapping groups come specific terms which identify practices and behaviors particular to its members.
The exact origin of slang is not known, although given the nature of language as a living, changing entity, it is probably as old as language itself.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419101115   (825 words)

  
 Slang - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Slang is the use of colorful words, derived from regional or time specific terminology, used in place of more formal words.
Starfleet officers who were involved in instances of time travel or other alien contact were sometimes subjected to a degree of social ineptness due to the confusion caused by the usage of slang.
Therefore, the Iotians used many slang terms that were originally popular during the 1920s on Earth.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Slang   (316 words)

  
 60's Slang   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This project was the culminating one in a study of the history of the English language and a consideration of the various approaches to compiling a dictionary.
The slang of Spring 1965 is not the same as the slang of any other season of any other year.
H.H.S. slang is greatly influenced by surfers and surfing, a factor probably not as important in other parts of this country.
cougartown.com /slang-dict1.html   (326 words)

  
 Do You Speak American . Words That Shouldn't Be? . Sez Who? . Slang | PBS
Slang is to a large extent ephemeral, and so to survive it must constantly regenerate; both the ephemeral and regenerative traits are nowhere more apparent than in the slang of American youth.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the slang of American teenagers was shaped in large part by fast-talking AM radio disk jockeys, who drew upon the fl urban vernacular for their vocabulary, syntax, pacing and soul — “Come on South Philly.
Whatever its source, youth slang is a core element of youth culture, as a defiant gesture of resistance and an emblem of tribe identity.
www.pbs.org /speak/words/sezwho/slang   (1493 words)

  
 slang. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Most slang is faddish and ephemeral, but some words are retained for long periods and eventually become part of the standard language (e.g., phony, blizzard, movie).
Slang words often come from foreign languages or are of a regional nature.
Slang is very old, and the reasons for its development have been much investigated.
www.bartleby.com /65/sl/slang.html   (270 words)

  
 Do You Speak American . Words That Shouldn't Be? . Sez Who? . Buffy | PBS
Buffy needs slang, as a means of shrugging off millennial expectations, as a weapon, and as an expression of personality officially denied her by her role: in a sense, she IS slang, as are those who associate with her.
Undoubtedly, most slayer slang will prove ephemeral, not that there’s anything wrong with that; indeed, short-lived terms and tendencies are often significant in their time and can influence the course of American English, though once they disappear, we may not see the connections between them and what follows them.
Slang is a type of linguistic jaywalking: you can stand at the crosswalk and wait for the light to change, but that would be boring, as well as slow, so we’d rather not.
www.pbs.org /speak/words/sezwho/buffy   (931 words)

  
 CD Baby: SLANG: Every day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slangs music is a sweet, And melodic form of modern rock.
Slang is an exceptional Band from an Exceptional country, and it's the listening that makes sceptics into believers, and believers into fans.
Slang Started in 1996/97 with a concept of making a more rythmic, out-front, modern sound, moving away from the hard/glamour rock that dominated the local scene at the time.
cdbaby.com /cd/slang2   (209 words)

  
 Shadowslang Glossary
A derogatory slang term for a street-doc or med-tech, particularly one that is expensive or unrelaible.
Corporate slang for a job in which a monkey is not expected to survive.
A slang term for anyone (or the state of being) jacked-into a machine, other than a cyberdeck.
www.intercom.net /user/logan1/glossary.htm   (8000 words)

  
 Slang and Informal English
Slang is a subset of a language used by one particular group.
Slang is used by all kinds of groups of people who share situations or interests.
For the groups that use slang, it is a way to set themselves apart, to express themselves in a distinct and individual way, and sometimes to keep secrets from being known by others.
www.bu.edu /mfeldman/Slang   (698 words)

  
 Slang
Slang is a small language with a Smalltalk syntax.
Slang is used to store the Squeak VM code inside of Squeak.
Slang is essentially C with a Smalltalk syntax.
wiki.squeak.org /squeak/2267   (213 words)

  
 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slang was applied to the special vocabulary of "low, illiterate, or disreputable persons," as A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English puts it.
The term slang was still being used to denote underworld speech eighty years later, as attested in this passage from Sir Walter Scott's novel Redgauntlet: "What did actually reach his ears was disguised...completely by the use of cant words, and the thieves-Latin called slang" (OED).
As the Encyclopedia Britannica very aptly says, "Slang emanates from conflicts in values, sometimes superficial, often fundamental." Slang is a way for subcultures to speak in a language that is not only exclusive but also a kind of new music.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=20001221   (685 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/slangfunk
The funk group Slang was formed in July 2005 for the Golden Stag international festival and won an unexpected first prize.
After the confirmation at the Golden Stag, Slang were courted for a contract by several record companies (the three most important in Romania) and eventually signed with Zone Records (Universal Records licensee) and released in July 2005 their debut album.
Slang gave many concerts in Brasov, Targu Mures, Iasi, on the Black Sea shore (in Vama Veche, Mangalia) and especially in Bucharest, where, in only one year, they gave concerts in almost all the clubs in the city, already gaining the crowd and a supportive fan club.
www.myspace.com /slangfunk   (809 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Slang: Music: Def Leppard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slang is their first record without producer "Mutt" Lange since their debut, On Through the Night.
By the time Slang was released, Def Leppard was one of the biggest bands in the world.
Slang is complete departure from Leppard's previous work and shows just how versatile and talented these guys really are.
www.amazon.com /Slang-Def-Leppard/dp/B000001EMN   (1175 words)

  
 slang - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of short-lived coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
Example: army slang; teenage slang; `stiff' is slang for `a corpse'.
For example, “flipping out” is slang for “losing one's mind” or “losing one's temper.” Slang expressions are usually inappropriate in formal speech or writing.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/slang   (546 words)

  
 Slang
Slang often suggests that the person utilizing the words or phrases is familiar with the hearer's group or subgroup--it can be considered a distinguishing factor of in-group identity.
Slang was the main reason for the development of prescriptive language in an attempt to slow down the rate of change in both spoken and written language.
Whereas slang was once considered as the lowest form of communication, many now consider slang to be an intelligent and insightful variation to the blandness of the standard language.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/allam/1914-/language/slang.htm   (2598 words)

  
 Slang
It is important to bear in mind that these categories are not rigid and can overlap, that a word can slip from one to another, and that they are mainly useful in giving us ways to look at the words of the recent past and at changing usage and meanings.
Slang: A word from the C18th - colloquial language, very informal, and more usually spoken than written.
There are usually many slang words for those aspects of life that we talk about most.
www.bl.uk /learning/langlit/changlang/activities/jargon/slanghome/slang.html   (196 words)

  
 Slang: My Social Dialect
Another example would be the word "butter." People who speak slang have given it a new meaning as well as changed the sound of the word.
As we matured, our slang matured, and the group which used slang increased; now I hear my little sister who is eight speaking slang to her friends.
But the actors can stop speaking slang, and the advertisers can stop trying to appeal to the fl community, but the fl children and young adults cannot lose the dialect.
wrt-intertext.syr.edu /vi/rodney.html   (1782 words)

  
 Submit slang or an enquiry
Due to spammer's incessant use of my slang submission form, in order to bombard my mailbox with rubbish, I have had recourse to revert to the use of email for all future slang submissions and enquiries, or at least until I can implement a reliable anti-spam solution.
Please note, that only slang currently in use in the United Kingdom (or Great Britain for those who don't know where the UK is located) will be listed in the dictionary.
All slang submitted will need to be verified for UK use, and meaning confirmed, before being listed.
www.peavish.co.uk /slang/submit.php   (276 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms: Books: Paul Dickson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slang is evidence that the spoken language is continually changing to meet new needs for verbal expressions, tailored to changing realities and perceptions.
Slang was originally published by Pocket Books in 1990 in paperback (ISBN 0671672517, out of print) and revised in 1998 in hardcover and paperback (ISBN 0671549200 and 0671549197; hc out of print soon after publication, pb in print until 2005).
Slang, according to this enlightening, entertaining, and--dare I say it?--educational book, is the way the American language replenishes itself.
www.amazon.com /Slang-Dictionary-Americanisms-Paul-Dickson/dp/0802715311   (2435 words)

  
 The Japanese Slang Jiko
Slang word referring to someone who is a know-it-all about a subject.
Slang for "bonus" but is also an informal term for "defeat" or "loss".
Slang term that comes from the English word "lucky" and is used to express that something really "cool" just happened that makes you feel "lucky".
www.angelfire.com /anime4/jslang/jibiki.htm   (4981 words)

  
 Antarctic Slang and jargon
Like any other close-knit or isolated group Antarctic communities develop their own sub culture with their own slang words and phrases.
This list is far from exhaustive, inclusion here is my purely subjective view as to whether the word or phrase is worthy of note, because of how frequently it is used or as to how amusing I find it.
Boots for extremely cold weather, large, white and plain, but effective, the name comes from a layer of rabbit fur that's supposed to be part of the insulation (actually wool felt).
www.coolantarctica.com /Community/antarctic_slang.htm   (3194 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: slang
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www.technorati.com /tag/slang   (466 words)

  
 slang definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
in slang: belonging to, expressed in, or containing slang
transitive and intransitive verb (past and past participle slanged, present participle slang·ing, 3rd person present singular slangs)
use abusive language: to use abusive language, usually slang, or use this to attack somebody verbally
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861734640   (153 words)

  
 EHSP - Contemporary slang
These slang expressions are regularly used in contemporary English, specially in Britain.
Most slang words are either very short-lived, or else regional (dialect).
London slang from the 1980's would for instance be totally incomprehensible to a New Yorker in the 1990's!
website.lineone.net /~eshp/slang.htm   (505 words)

  
 Slang | Slang Language | Slang History | Questia.com Online Library
...cultural aspects of language: slang, cant, jargon, 67...material dictionary sampling of slang, colloquial, dialectal, archaic, and obsolete...63 interaction of slang and...
...have merely grown into the language as slang, without any etymological foundation...phrases already exist in the many good slang or colloquial dictionaries on the...
In current slang a "two-timer" is a double-dealer.
www.questia.com /CM.qst?D=se1&CRID=slang&KEY=origins_slang   (597 words)

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